Susan Agli, Broker, SRES, ALHS
Coldwell Banker Morris Real Estate, Bend OR
Licensed in the State of Oregon
"Serious about real estate. Serious about you"
All of these things cost a little bit, but that is why you are paying them.
On the other hand if the seller is pragmatic about price and fully cooperates in the fix-up process then the listing agent would be remiss not to give the home extraordinary marketing effort.
The objective is to get the home sold for the best price in the least amount of time. If the homeowner cooperates then give it your all as the race will probably be a 50 yard dash rather than a marathon. But if the homeowner will not cooperate and yet expects you to run like you are in a 50 yard dash and it is obvious you are in a marathon, giving it your all for that extended period of time is unsustainable.
BTW, this question more properly belongs on the agent2agent part of the Trulia site.